The OCZ Roadster is a new ultra-portable memory stick that features a "top-down" design. Contrary to most other
flash drives the OCZ Roadster doesn't have a cap that you can lose. Instead it features a convertible design,
with one flip the USB connector comes out the black protective cover.
Here's the package in which the OCZ Roadster arrives. It's one of those typical hard to open plastic packages
that we all hate ;) Bad for the consumer but positive for shop owners because thieves can't easily open these
Like you can see on the pictures the OCZ Roadster is really small. It's one of the smallest memory sticks I've
ever seen. Currently it's only available with a capacity of 1GB. For most people this should be enough, unless
you want to carry a couple movies and a bunch of MP3s with you. In that case 1GB will be too small but for those
people there are other options like OCZ's 8GB or 16GB Mega-Kart which is almost as small as a credit card.
I'm not sure OCZ can create bigger Roadsters because they are already so small. You can't really see this on the
pictures but the black cap is empty, the flash memory is built into the USB connector. One of the positive things about
this is that there are no wires or connectors that can be broken by flipping it open too much.
Lets take a quick look at the features and specifications:
- High speed USB 2.0 certified
- True Plug and Play
- Foldable for compact transport
- Designed to be small and functional
- Compatible with: Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP, Linux kernel 2.4 or later and Mac OS 9 or later.
- Three year warranty
Also included in the package is this nice USB extension cable. You just plug it into a USB port on the back of
the PC so you always have a USB connector in front of you. This is pretty handy for devices like flash memory
sticks or MP3 players.